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Pedaling For A Purpose - Education Session And Ride

Saturday, August 10, 2019, 8:00 AM
West Sixth Brewery
501 W 6th St
Lexington, KY  40508

Pam Thomas
859.312.6395 (p)
Weekend Ride
Registration is not Required


Education Session 8:00 - 8:45 am - Our speaker will be Matt Lee from Kort Physical Therapy.  Matt's topic
"On you left!” Tips for better cycling speed and endurance.

The essential components of greater riding comfort, speed and distance are generating and transferring power from you to your bike (and not just through the pedals).  
During our session, we will learn about your body and muscle power.  We will take a quick self muscular strength assessment of key muscles groups important for cycling.  We will discuss supplemental exercises that may improve overall speed and ability for climbing and sprinting.  
We move onto the mechanics of how the bike/body interfaces with riding and discuss several of the most common conditions causing discomfort that may slow a rider down and limit riding time.  Each condition will be followed by a brief discussion of potential causes and solutions.

Rides offered
 - We will have group rides with leaders, but you will also have the option to come, sign in, and do something on your own ... Doesn't matter, miles will still count!!!  If you plan to ride on your own, you can come and sign in anytime between 8:00 - 11... Just time it so you're done by 1ish.

Rides with leaders start at 9:00 am

Today we are riding for The Hope Center

BCC Group Ride Routes and Leaders

Trail C/Novice: Bill Sturm, Cameron Hamilton

C Road - Larry Lottes and Cheryl Anderson

B/C: Jeff Pearson and Ed Jennings - Same route as the C group

B: Sharon Brown and Tim Melton- 32 miles

Short A/B - Devonnia and David Potter - Same as the B route

Long A/B - Steve Butler and Glenn Mitchell - 47 miles

A: Gene Fowler and Pam Thomas- 49 miles

Restrooms are available on site - Education sessions will be held regardless of weather - Rides may be cancelled or rescheduled if there are severe weather issues.  Check the BCC forum and FaceBook for updates.

Program Purposes:

  • To provide educational opportunities for people wanting to learn more about bikes and cycling
  • To provide an opportunity for anyone who wants to ride a bike, whether with a group or not, to meet and mingle
  • To support health and fitness related charitable organizations
  • To mix and expand the various cycling communities that exist in our area
  • To provide incentives for people to ride their bikes
  • To introduce cycling to new populations

Each mile ridden during pedaling for a purpose will result in $0.20 for the charity of the day.  The maximum contribution, to be made jointly by the  BCC and West 6th, is $1,300 for each charity

Rider Rewards Part:

Riders will receive rewards at the end of the program based on participation points.  One point will be awarded for each education session attended and one point for each ride attended for a total possible point total of 22 points. 

Riders who have 16 or more points will receive a free jersey
Riders who have more than 12 points will receive a free tee shirt

Ride leaders who lead 8 or more rides will get a free jersey